Abu Dhabi University organizes Winter Camp 2020 for high school students

The two weeks-long winter camp is targeted at high school students and is oriented around the theme 'Entrepreneurship: How to Start Up Your Business'

Abu Dhabi University organizes Winter Camp 2020 for high school students

Abu Dhabi:Abu Dhabi University (ADU), is organizing a winter camp for young innovators, set to take place from 13 to 23 December 2020. The two weeks-long winter camp is targeted at high school students and is oriented around the theme ‘Entrepreneurship: How to Start Up Your Business’, with the aim to empower them with new skills and the confidence to demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset.

Faculty members from ADU will virtually deliver a set of different modules to participants, that will help familiarize them with the process and technicalities of starting their own business and learning the strategies and tools required for each stage of the entrepreneurial journey. The program modules, set to take place four days in the first week of the winter camp and three days in the second week through 90-minute sessions, will focus on various aspects of the startup journey, using practical tools and online resources, lectures, case studies, discussions, interactive exercises, and skill development exercises.

The six modules delivered will include sessions on; ‘Creating Value : Kick Start Your Business’, ‘Making meanings: Your Vision and Mission’, ‘Do It Right : Legal Requirements of Businesses in the UAE’, ‘Getting Out there: Go-to-Market Strategies and Branding’, ‘Making it Happen: Managing Entrepreneurship Projects’, as well as ‘Caring for people and Planet: How to Make Your Business Healthy, Safe and Eco-Friendly’. 

Prof. Thomas J. Hochstettler ADU’s Provost, said: “We are pleased to be offering the Winter Camp, which is a brand new initiative expressly designed to provide our future leaders with a chance to begin developing their entrepreneurial skills and to experiment with their innovative ideas in a safe and friendly environment. This initiative represents a rededication on the part of ADU’s leadership to its social responsibility strategy, which is to engage actively with students, faculty, and our many partners, and to bridge the gap between schools and universities.”

“Entrepreneurship is the rocket fuel of the 21st century and markets are changing at an ever-increasing pace through digitalization and globalization. This fluidity of markets offers major opportunities for entrepreneurship and increasing awareness around the possible career trajectories among high school students is crucial in educating the young generation on the endless possibilities that await them.” Hochstettler added.

All high school students across the UAE are welcome to join. To register in the winter camp, please visit our website: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R4V3xrSrQg-IVcQdbXDZIQ . The deadline for registration is 12 December 2020.


About Abu Dhabi University:

Established in 2003, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is the largest private university in the United Arab Emirates. With campuses across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, the University has a total enrolment of 7,800 students from over 80 nationalities. Structured into Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law and Health Sciences, ADU offers undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. 

Abu Dhabi University is recognized as a world-class institution committed to excellence in teaching, research and student experience, as evidenced by its prestigious regional and international accreditations. The University was the first private higher education institution in the GCC to earn international accreditation from the Californian Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). ADU’s College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the prestigious EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). At a program level, the College of Engineering has received international accreditation from the world-renowned Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and the Bachelor of Architecture has received Part 1 validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The College of Health Sciences has earned accreditation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).

According to the 2021 QS World University rankings, Abu Dhabi University ranked among the top 750 universities in the world and placed among the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years of age. ADU also earned a top 3 spot globally for international faculty and maintained its long-held position as part of the top 11 universities worldwide recognized for student body diversity.

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